LA: Eat Here Now (The Purist)

Nearby Fresh on Sunset (8768 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; freshplantpowered.com) is a Canadian export not to miss. The vegan restaurant with five locations in Toronto makes the move to the West Coast with a fast-casual flair in the former Serafina spot. Check out indulgent plant-based bites—flatbreads, tacos, burgers and sweet potato poutine, and healthier alternatives such as smoothies, juices, bowls, salads and wraps—plus a separate gluten allergy menu and pours of vegan wine. Veteran vegan pioneer Ruth Tal sits at the helm of this Sunset Strip restaurant alongside former Top Chef Canada judge and West Hollywood’s Terroni Los Angeles co-owner Shereen Arazm.

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